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outbreak, sweeping across the midwest and southeast, leaving a trail of destruction in indiana, ken tucky and ohio, killing at least 27 people. the death toll could continue to rise throughout the night as we receive updates from local authorities. some of the worst damage is in southern indiana. the violent weather there killing at least 13 people. one local sheriff is urging everyone to exercise extreme caution. >> there has been a state of emergency declared here in clark county. so if you are on the roads and you are just gawking, please stay home. you are not helping us. but if you -- if you have a need, please, don't be afraid to call us. but if we will enforce the state of emergency. we have guys working their tails off, trying to make this thing a workable deal. and it's just an unbelievable disaster. >> and joining us on the phone now is rod russell. he is the spokesman for the indiana joint information center. good morning to you. what can you tell us about the latest death toll? >> caller: friday afternoon, a tornado swept through southwestern indiana. currently, we have 13 con
of the hardest hit areas. friday's storms killed at least 39 people across five states. parts of southern indiana and kentucky were just devastated. 21 people died in kentucky where the governor has asked for federal assistance. terrell brown is in henryville, indiana with the latest. good morning, terrell. >> betty, good morning to you. it was the unseasonably warm air that triggered these deadly storms causing damage that you see here like this. would you believe three days later, snow is falling across the same region and their timing couldn't be any worse as thousands here don't have power. people in henryville, indiana, are working together distributing water and sifting through donated supplies, food and clothing as they start to rebuild their lives. >> we're a tight knit place and we pull together when tragedy. >> two tornadoes hit henryville friday. one of them packed winds in excess of 165 miles per hour. the cleanup is under way, but it's going to take time and henryville school officials are trying to figure out how they'll finish the rest of the year. the elementary, middle and high s
. a southern indiana town completely wiped out. several people are reported dead in area and the numbers are expected to rise. we'll check in with rick reichmuth at the fox news weather center in a bit. joining us now on the phone, john gordon, meteorologist near kentucky. john, what can you tell us about the area and what you are hearing about the damage throughout this area? >> bret, that is going on, we had super cell thunderstorms producing storms in indiana. we're in the process we are still issuing tornado warnings south and east of louisville area. significant damage obviously. loss of life in southern indiana, which we are very sad about. we're still trying to issue warnings from the national weather service to protect life and property across kentucky and the eastern side, cutting toward the lexington area. south of there right now. >> bret: just to be clear, for people listening in. warning means a tornado has been sighted or is on the ground somewhere. people need to act quickly. >> bret: absolutely. the prediction center put out a dangerous situation this morning. we had info
're beginning with the breaking news in the midwest and south. this twisters caught on tape in indiana. 31 are dead after a second outbreak throughout nation's midsection. officials assessing how many tornadoes touched down. the direction in henriville, indiana, is astounding. school buses tossed like toys, homes tossed from foundations. we begin in henriville. >> forecasters predicted the harsh weather that came through southeastern indiana but nobody could have foreseen what happened next. the images here in henriville, indiana, are breath taking. we're standing front of what used to be henriville high school. as you can see, a shelf its remain. the middle score next door, the roof entirely blown off. as the sun begins to rise here in henriville, the residents here are letting it sink in of what just happened. >> it's hard. it's just hard on everybody. everything's gone. you know, everything is just gone. >> reporter: the forecast for southern indiana called for severe weather. but what followed early friday evening could not have been predicted. >> didn't really think it was going to ha
with the aftermath, those deadly tornadoes. this is what it looked like in communities from indiana to georgia. winds as strong as 200 miles per hour ripped through towns. at least 37 people are dead. as many as 17 million people were impacted by the storms. scores of injured people waking up in hospitals this morning. their homes and the homes of their neighbors gone. people now picking through the rubble to find anything they can salvage. president obama is offering federal assistance in the areas battered by the storms. in the little town of west liberty, kentucky, the town felt the full force of a tornado's 1 135-mile-per-hour winds. it leveled building, uprooted trees. cnn evers rob marciano is there getting the first look at some of the town's most extensive damage. rob, good morning to you. >> good morning, gary. they've finally got the roads cleared enough to where larger vehicles can get in here including obviously rescue and recovery vehicles and our satellite truck so we're getting now a first look at -- a live look at the main street. over my left shoulder you're seeing some demolished bu
tornadoes..... ravaging small owws on friday. the death toll, now at 39.most of the eaths in indiana and kentucky.and toniggt.... word tragedy. in indiana, a tornado's path of destruction destroyed trees and homes, emolished henryville high school -- and ripped apart school buses. a news crew captured this tornado as it struck. p water and power has beee restored hhre in henryville... but thousands of people in the midwest and south.... are cleaaing up....in the dark. adams says: ""his is total devastation i've lived here 28 ears i've never seen devastating."young says: "people are helpinggout andd helping their neighbors that's what 've been most strrck by." aerial footage shows across three counties.indiana governor mitch aniels, promising state assistanne.... had a direct message for people who lost everything. daniels says: "we love you.... we are with you. and if t isn't obvious enough... it's not just governmmnt these are your neighbors herr to help." residents in madison countyyalabama, learn the naaional weather service has upgraded the tornado there from an ef 2 t
. kentucky, as well as ohio and indiana have declared states of emergency. they are still searching for survivors. scott is in henryville, indiana with the latest on this story. >> good evening. tonight people are walking around looking at all of the damage and just shaking their heads. they knew the storm was coming. there were many warnings but henryville was hurt with what the local sheriff called the worst case scenario. throughout clark county in southern indiana, the devastation is overwhelming. >> once again, mother nature has dealt a blow to indiana. >> officials said entire communities, homes, schools and businesses are gone. >> we love you and we're with you. it's not just government. this is their neighbors here to help. >> the friday twisters threatened millions of people from the gulf coast to the great lakes. the national weather service issued nearly 300 tore naid zoe warnings friday. it wasn't over. thunderstorms rocked georgia this morning bringing more dam. despite the many warnings, the twister struck so quickly and with such force that many who escaped barely had
's some very nice changes coming up in the five-day forecast. >>> meantime the death toll in indiana from friday's tornadoes has risen by one. the toddler found alone in a field after the storm rolled through died wednesday evening. the child's apparentlies and siblings died friday when the -- parents and siblings died when the storm hit. that brings indiana's death toll to 13. kentucky lost the most lives friday, went 1 people. tonight the focus is -- 21 people. tonight the focus is on making sure no other victims are in the rubble. crews are working to make sure communication lines will reopen. >> reporter: from indiana and kentucky through ohio and alabama and georgia homes and businesses were crushed, cars and buses tossed about and roads were left clogged by downed trees and power lines. st. francis xavier church in henryville, indiana, suffered severe damage but still hosted mass for a full house sunday. >> we came over the hill and saw the steeple was still here, so we knew was still here and that to us was a symbol and also a sign of god as people of faith that god is going to ca
against the clock to find survivors still stuck in this rubble. we're live in indiana with the latest. >> dave: and mitt romney steals another victory taking the washington state caucuses. is this the momentum he needs just two days before super tuesday, clayton? >> thank you, dave. the next time you want to fly you may want to listen to your flight attendant and turn off your cell phone. how a passenger's blackberry causes chaos in the sky. are you paying attention? ♪ >> good morning, everybody, thanks for waking up early with us, we know you want to know what happened through the midwest and the south. we begin with a fox news weather alert, the death toll from the twister outbreak is up to 38 people, and towns have been leveled and people's lives were destroyed in a blink of an eye. >> we looked through the back window in the basement and see the debris flying by and when it was done i, walked in the front porch and told the neighbor he'd lost his building. >> that man describing what he went through in piner, kentucky and we're hearing similar stories from all over the south an
of the tornadoes that destroyed parts of southern indiana. some who survive reasonable doubt reliving the horror while others are reaching out to help their neighbors. >> once there is a sense of order it is easier to heal. when it is so crazy messy it is just -- overwhelming. it is just too hard. emotionally to be able to function. >> whole entire life, 27 years, my wife, my daughters is gone. i have people -- helping us look for stuff. >> your house picked up and moved. >> yes. oz." costello is live in indiana. i will tell you, if only "wizard of oz." that would have just been fable, just a story. alex. marysville, indiana. that gentleman that talked about his whole life is strewn about the field. take a look behind me. this is the heartwarming thing i would say, you know, for those of us that cover disasters, america always does this. it always agents very quickly. take a look behind me. 24 hours or a little more than 24 hours later, you now have heavy machinery that moved in. there's nothing left of marysville, indiana. walk over here. i found this particularly heartwarming. this pile here,
the nation's heartland. >> at least 38 people have died. you can see one of the tornadoes in indiana in this video. more than 100 struck across nine states. scott goldberg reports from one of the hardest hits area, henrysville, indiana. >> in henryville, indiana, they knew something was coming but nothing could prepare them for this. >> you could hear the wind, the flashes of light. >> the tornado rolled through so quickly, gina didn't have time to escape the high school where she works. she huddled with her son and ten other students in the principal's office while the roof was ripped away. >> we're all alive. >> reporter: this used to be west liberty, kentucky. the twister that came through is part of a system that brought 100 tornadoes from the ohio valley to the gulf cores. >> if we hadn't had the phone service, because we food power, no remote radio or anything like that. the only thing we had was our phones. >> reporter: in alabama, cell phone warnings saved people who now have to recover from their second tornado in less than a year. other stores survival just sound lucky, lik
weather is endangering millions of people, indiana more than a dozen have been killed. a string of storms barreling down wiping out small towns leveling countless buildings damaged and torn apart. kentucky, reports of 19 killed. national guard and state police are out in full force searching the wreckage for those missing beneath the rubble and debris. ohio also digging out. three deaths record there. the storm crushing blocks of homes leveling everything in their past. we have extensive team coverage beginning with mike tobin. >> reporter: i'm standing next to a school bus that had dropped students to sheik shelter. you can see where it's located now. it is inside the bud rose restaurant. this was bought back by bud rose just one month and one day ago. they served the high school out here. we've seen bud rose and his family to clean this place up. they had the place open for a short period of time, looked across the street. saw the bus rolling in their direction. one of the things bud rose is glad to tell me, they got everyone down in the basement and no one was hurt inside the restauran
the damage. 39 people died in five states, the latest, a 14-month-old indiana girl who had been the sole survivor of her five-member family. and adding to the misery in southern indiana, a two to four-inch lay over wet snow that fell overnight. we will go live to the town of henryville in our face time segment just about six minutes from now. >>> the supreme court of iran today reportedly threw out a death sentence for an american accused of spying. amar hekmati, a former u.s. marine, was convicted in iran in january of working for an enemy county. hekmati's family and the u.s. government deny it. whether and when he will now be released is up clear. >>> in moscow, vladimir putin says he won an open and honest election for a third term as president of russia. european observers beg to differ. they sabal lot stuffing and otheringer are lagities in yesterday's outcome a foregone conclusion. by early today, putin led his closest opponent by a 4-1 margin. term limits forced putin to leave the presidency behind in 2008 but accident go far. he has been russia's prime minister ever since. >>> a
indiana to georgia. at least 37 people are dead. now the focus has changed and survivors, scores of jurtd people are waking up in hospitals this morning. their homes and the homes of their neighbors are gone. people are now picking through the rubble to find anything they can salvage. officials in west liberty, kentucky, say they are thankful the damage wasn't worse, even as the town was devastated by 135-mile-per-hour winds and one reported death. rob marciano getting a look at some of west liberty's hardest hit areas. good morning to you. tell us what you are seeing today. >> well, gary, finally today they have been able to clear the main roads enough to where larger vehicles can get through, including trucks carrying power poles, emergency crews, and for the first time we're able to show you these pictures life and over my shoulder. that tells you the story. some well built brick and mortar commercial buildings torn p like really i've never seen it. an ef-3 tornado coming through here with winds at 140 miles per hour. not that building, but the bank has been here for 100 years. that bu
zone. >> it's hard to believe that harsh winter weather is hitting henryville, indiana after summer-like killer tornadoes tore through the area. abc's ginger zee is there. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. yesterday we flew over the tornadic annihilation. we've seen a lot of images like this on the ground. but to see it from above was something completely different. when you see all of the homes wiped from their foundation, you see the trees that have been snapped and plucked from that huge tornado, and really when you fly above it it gives you that width or that breadth that it covered, at times a half a mile, this ef 4 monster had winds of 175 miles per hour. and boy, could you see it from up there in that chopper. so we went over not only the town of pekan, where poor baby angel at this time we found was taken off life support. and that was that one family who now was altogether taken from that tornado. but in pekan the tornado then moves to henryville. from there to marysville, where one church stands alone. so many stories of lucky survival because
. >> marina molina in the extreme weather center. mike tobin in henryville, indiana. check in with mike tobin, first. >> rick, everywhere is a profound scene of destruction. this house the roof the house was blown off. the location is right across the street from the henryville high school where students were sheltering in place. the local emergency authorities say this is proof that the air early warning system worked because of all of the people sheltering in the high school only one person was killed. i want to show you amateur video out of pe pekin indiana where you can see the funnel cloud forming in the sky and reaching its fury and reaching down toward the earth and cutting its path of destruction. we now know from the national weather service debris was pulled some 5,000 feet in the air before it was deposited. we also know as the tornado was working its way along the ground four people on that particular scene were are killed. marysville indiana. wiped out an entire town. back out here live you can see the power crews restoring power engaged in what is now the primary activity. there
, nbc news, henryville, indiana. >> through all the death and destruction, there are also stories of survival. a 2-year-old was found wandering in a field in salem, indiana. her entire family was killed in the tornadoes and her home was destroyed. the little girl is currently in critical condition and the hospital is taking donations to help her out. >>> the red cross responded immediately to the devastation, opening new centers in 11 states to help those affected by the tornadoes. in fact, news4's derrick ward joins us live from the red cross on east-west highway in silver spring, maryland. derrick, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. as is often and always, really, in the aftermath of the devastation like we're seeing with those tornadoes, there are those heart-wrenching stories of loss and harrowing stories of survival, like that toddler. well, now it is time to turn that empathy into action. take a look at that scene. 39 people dead across indiana, kentucky, alabama, georgia, ohio, tennessee, and estimates are that about 95 twisters actually did touch down. and the
of survival are surfacing, including a two-year-old girl found alive in a field, miles from her indiana home. i'm shannon bream. we begin on the road in ohio. carl is bound for columbus. hello. >> reporter: hi, shannon. we are headed toward columbus on 91 north here, in the buckeye state, where all the candidates are absence, but all eyes are turned. mitt romney's campaigning in tennessee with rick santorum and newt gingrich is in virginia, doing the sunday morning talk shows, romney's victory in washington state has given him new momentum. there is a new poll out that suggests that the race has tighten and santorum's lead has disappeared and it's a virtual tie, only 2 points ahead of the margin of error of the poll and fully 70% of republicans in ohio believe that ultimately, mitt romney will be the nominee. it has prompted a debate, shadow boxing between santorrum and gingrich over which one should drop out, in order for the other to coalesce conservatives and provide an alternate testify mitt romney. they were duking it out on the sunday shows this morning on exactly that subject. listen.
sreenivasan has the story. our colleagues at wtiu in bloomington, indiana, contributed to this report. >> reporter: the snow fell overnight in henryville, indiana, leaving a blanket of white over the tornado wreckage of homes and cars and adding new misery to what's left of the town of 2,000 people. wanda was one of the survivors. >> it has hindered it quite a bit because there are lots of people who still need tarps on their roof. of course you can't get on the roof to do that. it's too dangerous. hopefully the sun is coming out now. i've already seen a lot of the snow starting to melt. hopefully through the, you know, through the day that maybe they'll be able to get more things done. we just continue to, you know, pick things up. make sure that everybody has their most urgent needs met, make sure if we can get electric and water and those kinds of basics supplies to people so that they can stay in their houses because some people are not going to leave their homes. >> the tornado that hit henryville on friday was the worst of a deadly day whipping into the towns with winds of 175 m
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: two indiana towns were heavily damaged today as a powerful wave of violent weather moved from the gulf coast to the great lakes. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the newshour tonight, we get an update on the situation from meteorologist gregg carbin with the national weather service storm prediction center. >> brown: then, we get the latest on the syrian situation, and hear from wounded british photographer paul conroy, who was smuggled out earlier this week. >> suarez: and we also talk with turkey's ambassador to the united states about the international response to the humanitarian crisis on its doorstep. >> brown: plus, margaret warner reports from moscow on the upcoming elections as valdimir putin seeks to regain the presidency. >> suarez: and mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technolo
-month-old indiana girl who clung to life for two days after being tossed by a tornado that killed her parents and two siblings has now been buried alongside her family. angel babcock died sunday in kentucky after suffering severe head injuries when that tornado struck her family's home in indiana and swept her out in the field. 45 people in five states have now died as a result of the storms that spawned tornadoes all over the midwest and south friday. meteorologists say some of those twisters hit so fast they did not even have a chance to issue a tornado warning. >> reporter: i'm anny hong at the national weather service in sterling and this weather radio is the best way to keep you and your family safe in case of a tornado. we wanted to find out how other communities would be warned during severe weather. with new upgrades to its radar in sterling, virginia, meteorologists will be able to better analyze the returns like rain, snow and severe thunderstorms that could form into tornadoes. >> this radar will allow the meteorologist to go in and see where there are areas of high winds
her gnome in new piccan indiana. a hospital official says her entire family-- mother, father, brother, and sister-- were all killed in the storm. elsewhere in indiana, survivors are counting their blessings. elaine quijano is in the town of henryville tonight. >> reporter: wayne talbott used to have one of the best views in henryville but no longer. perched high on a hill, he sees only destruction. >> i worked all my life to have what we have, and it's all gone in 15 seconds, and... it's almost more than you can bear. >> reporter: just before the tornado reached his house, he managed to get his quadriplegic daughter to an interior room. then he heard the roar. >> i just got back in the front door, and went to shut the door and it hit and i couldn't close the door. i had to hold on to the door. >> reporter: he remembers saying a prayer. >> "dear lord, please take care of us." and he did. >> good girl, careful, find it. >> reporter: search teams scoured henryville, a town of 1900, for survivors. paige kolok and her partner patty hanifen, and search dog evie, began combing through the de
top story here for the last few nights and an incredible story of heroism and sacrifice out of indiana during that massive outbreak of tornadoes we covered here friday night. it's about a mother who used her own body as a human shield to protect her children as the house came crashing down on all of them. we get her story tonight from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: huddled in the basement with a massive tornado bearing down on their new home, stephanie decker had just seconds to protect 8-year-old domenic and 5-year-old reese, so she wrapped them in a blanket and laid on top of them just as the house started coming apart. >> everything was just slamming into my back. i had my children in the blanket and they were screaming. mommy, i can't live without you, i don't want to die, please don't let me die. i said, you're not going to die, we're going to make it. >> reporter: when the storm cleared the home had been wiped from its foundation. stephanie and the kids were buried. >> i took my phone and made a video to my husband -- telling him i love him. >> reporter: it was domenic who clim
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